Request Information

Please check the above checkbox
featured image

Cooking Up A Home

By Paul Bielinski

Building a home is just like cooking a satisfying meal, it all comes down to ingredients, technique, and organization.


Lumber quality is to builders as egg quality is to a baker. Using free-range, organic eggs in a cake improve its taste and texture. Using high-quality lumber in a home makes it more durable, sturdy, and long-lasting. Simply put, a great finished product can only come from great ingredients.


But the best ingredients won’t get you anywhere if you don’t have the proper knowledge. If you cook eggs on high heat, you’ll get something rubbery and tasteless, but if you cook eggs low and slow, the end result is perfect, silky, creamy scrambled eggs. In carpentry, if you cut corners you can end up with a home that isn’t level or square, guaranteeing future problems and headaches. Skillfully treating the lumber with precision results in a well-built home that will last.


Want to cook something great? Start by getting organized. Do a little “mise en place” (the French culinary phrase for the set up required before cooking) and make sure the prep work is complete before you start cooking. Without this forethought, the cooking process becomes hectic and chaotic. In home building, prep work means that all product and color selections are made, pricing is complete, plans are drawn, and permits and approvals are obtained. These things take time, but, just like in cooking, if they aren’t completed before construction begins the process will be chaotic, steps will be missed, and opportunities lost.
When it comes down to it, if you make sure you start with the best ingredients, have the correct technique, and stay organized, the end product will be superior, whether it’s a home or a meal.
Want to learn more about our building process? Click here. Want to learn more about my passion for cooking? Click here.
  • When we rightsized from our home of 43 years to a Bielinski Condo in Bay Pointe, our New Home Consultant answered all of our questions and communicated with us the entire way. We’re fully enjoying our beautiful new home and the condo community.
    John and Jean Jones
  • I’ve been so impressed and completely satisfied with the entire Bielinski building experience. From the initial sale and throughout the construction process I have appreciated Bielinski’s professionalism, craftsmanship, and follow-through.
    Heidi Hamilton
  • We are extremely happy with our new Bielinski Condo. It’s well-built and full of all the features we wanted in our home.
    Deborah and Brian Blackney
  • We chose Bielinski because they are a family-owned business and have been building in the Pewaukee area for a long time. The Clemont floor plan is just perfect for all of our family events and Packer parties.
    Bob and Darla Landgren
  • We couldn’t be happier with our new home! The entire process was fantastic. Everyone was so responsive and quick to help. Bielinski’s knowledge of the industry was invaluable. We recommend Bielinski to anyone looking for their next home.
    Mike and Kristin Smith
  • We had a really good experience with Bielinski from start to finish. Everyone was responsive and reliable. Now we are enjoying life in our new home.
    Peter Holzwart and Therese Gaynor-Holzwart
  • Once I got settled in, I knew I was exactly where I belong. Without Bielinski’s knowledge and communication, I would still be questioning whether I should build at all. Thanks to the entire team that made this all possible.
    Barb King
  • We have just purchased our third Bielinski Home in the last 22 years, a Bielinski condo. We have found that Bielinski Homes builds quality homes for fair prices. The craftsmanship of construction and finishing is exceptional, plus they make the buying and building process easy with great customer experience. We would strongly recommend a Bielinski Home.
    Jerald and Jeanne Filut
  • We absolutely loved working with Bielinski Homes — the kindness and knowledge they shared sold us on wanting to move to our new neighborhood. We were worried about moving. But we had no doubts in our minds after speaking with our New Home Consultant about the community and the neighbors. We couldn’t be happier with our new home and new neighborhood.
    Amanda Latherow and Eric Lunderskov